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[SLUG] Newbie -> Can't execute anything I've downloaded
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- Subject: [SLUG] Newbie -> Can't execute anything I've downloaded
- From: Josh Shone <josh.shone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 17:55:41 +1000
- User-agent: Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 (Windows/20060308)
Hello, first e-mail:
Trying to get Firefox 1.5 and Frostwire on to my Kubuntu 5.10 install.
Firefox comes in a tar.gz, Frostwire in a .deb package.
I un-tar Firefox, and it apparently should run straight out of the
folder, but nothing in there will run. Permissions on everything says
it's owned by me (not root) with read and write, and Is Executable.
There's no installers that i can see in the folder. Got it straight from
getfirefox.com because Adept only has firefox 1.0.7. I had mandrake 9.2
on and did the same thing, ran firefox fine.
Downloaded it from frostwire.com with the Debian/Ubuntu link, I
right-click on the .deb and go to "Kubuntu Package Manager" -> "Install
Package". Does it's thing. Frostwire is now in my K Menu, but when I go
to open it, it loads for a bit, then nothing. Disappears. Permissions
on anything to do with Frostwire (with a search) is owned by root, owner
can read and write, I can only read and is executable. (I don't know how
to log is as root to adjust these permissions, can't do it when logging
in and I'm having trouble logging in from a terminal << I don't know if
that can help...)
I can't think of anything else to try, any help would be great.
P.S. Just started leaning Linux, have installed, then wiped to: Mandrake
9.2, Ubuntu 5.10, and have Kubuntu now. I still don't know much, just
getting a feel for some distros. Open-source is excellent... :-)